Blue Growth and Sea Transportation in Turkish Straits System – MARINA Workshop in Istanbul

2018-02-07 All day

7 February 2018 (9 am-5 pm) Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Growth and Sea Transportation in TSS Mavi Büyüme ve Türk Boğazlar Sistemi’nde Deniz Taşımacılığı The Turkish Straits System (TSS) acts as a biological corridor between two distinctly different basins and has a sensitive marine ecosystem. The region also harbors a lot of industrial activities and as well as 1/3 of the population of the nation. The metropolis of Istanbul is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is listed among 100 important historic sites of the Mediterranean; thus centring the area in touristic activities. One of the aims of Blue Growth is to enhance maritime activities, providing a higher input to the country’s economy. TSS is the only sea transportation route for larger vessels of the Black Sea countries and almost 90% of international trade is conducted through shipping. Therefore, the workshop would attract the attention of stakeholders (maritime industry administrators, trade associations), researchers, NGOs and citizens.


Triggering question: What Responsible Research and Innovation actions are needed to make maritime transport sustainable in TSS? You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed. GET STARTED! FOLLOW OUR WORKSHOP AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS ONLINE The workshop is organised by Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management using the World café methodology. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policymakers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

Location:  Istanbul University Main Campus, Rectorate Building, Hall D3 - 34452 Beyazıt-Fatih/İstanbul

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  • 2019-03-12 - 2019-03-13 All day

    The MARINA RRI Final conference will be held on 12- 13 March 2019, hosted by Nausicaa Sea Centre in Boulogne Sur Mer, France. Call for papers is now open!
    The overall aim of the MARINA RRI Final Conference  is to stimulate the debate on the marine challenges within the RRI community, which involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process, with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation.

    The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is part of the Europe 2020 strategy. Its vision is to promote stronger collaboration among scientists from different disciplines, societal actors, citizens and policy makers in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and enhance the role of society in dealing with its challenges. In fact, there are still many barriers in public organizations and research institutions which impede a complete implementation of the RRI framework, like lack of public engagement, poor science education, ethics and governance.

    Participants are expected to contribute submitting papers that describe experiences, case studies, outcomes from projects related to the marine domain and how RRI may allow acknowledging, to anticipate and assess implications connected to societal expectations and fostering the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation.

    In particular, the conference will cover and systematize cases studies and examples from practice developed in several past and running research activities and projects on RRI, where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation. This portfolio of experiences will also include examples of guidelines, approaches and good practices dealing with different aspects of RRI and marine challenges.

    Specific themes of interest include but are not limited to:

    • Tourism and coastal cities
    • Pollution caused by human and sea pressures
    • Fisheries and aquaculture
    • Renewable energy (wave, wind, tidal)
    • Marine changes caused by climate
    • Marine Biotech
    • Sea Transportation
    • Deep Sea Mining
    • Ocean Literacy

    Paper Submission is available on line, on the official Conference website.

    Important Dates

    • February 8, 2019: Deadline for paper submission
    • February 16, 2019: Notification of acceptance
    • March 3, 2019: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers
    • March, 12 and 13, 2019: Conference


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